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  • proper n. a red giant star approximately 88 light-years away in the constellation of Crux


From Gamma und Crux, probably invented by astronomer Elijah Hinsdale Burritt by contraction of its Bayer designation (Wiktionary)


  • Its two brightest stars, Gacrux and Acrux, are oriented north-south and point across the pole to brilliant Archenar.

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  • Splitting the distance between Gacrux and Archenar lands you within 2 degrees of the south celestial pole.

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  • Custodial Catastrophe On the planet Gacrux lives an alien janitor who works at a missile silo and blows it up.



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